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Kevin McManamon Scores Magnificent Solo Goal In Judes Quarter-Final Win

Kevin McManamon Scores Magnificent Solo Goal In Judes Quarter-Final Win

St Judes beat Skerries Harps in the first Dublin SFC quarter-final of the weekend on Saturday.

Judes, finalists in 2018, won the game 1-17 to 1-10.

The sides were level at 0-6 each at the break. It was thereafter that Judes accelerated away from their opponents.

By the time Kevin McManamon hit the net for Judes in the 42nd minute, they were already ahead 0-11 to 0-6.

McManamon's goal was superb. The seven-time All-Ireland winner picked up possession just outside his own half-back line and then set off on a solo run through the middle of the Skerries team.

Skerries goalkeeper Cormac Rocks saved McManamon's initial strike but the north Dublin side's defence could not prevent him from punching the follow-up to the net. McManamon scored 1-5 in all with 1-3 coming from play.

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"Sometimes, it's just that bit of experience that he finds that bit of space," Judes manager Gareth Roche told Dubs TV regarding McManamon.

"You just won't catch him, once he's gone he's so strong and fast, you're just waiting for the net to bulge. We're lucky to have him."

"The performance, in three minutes in the second half we looked awesome and then again we took the foot off the gas. I don't know whether we think that we have things in control and relax.

"We're into the semi-finals, we're happy but the performance will be reviewed and hopefully we'll learn from whatever mistakes we've made."

Kilmacud Crokes beat St Vincents in Saturday's other quarter-final. Ballyboden play Raheny and Ballymun play Na Fianna in the weekend's other last-eight games.

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